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Principles of Human Nutrition

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ISBN-10: 0632058110

ISBN-13: 9780632058112

Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)

Authors: Martin Eastwood

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Intended for students, this textbook explains and discusses the science of normal human nutrition during deprivation and excess availability of food. The emphasis of the book is biochemical.
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Book details

List price: $85.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/2/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 690
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.70" long x 1.30" tall
Weight: 3.344
Language: English

Introduction and overview
Factors influencing the food that a community eats
History of food
Social, population and environmental influences on nutrition
Calculating how much food a community eats
The food chain
Nutritional requirements
Nutritional epidemiology
Factors influencing how an individual metabolises nutrients
Calculating the nutritional status of an individual
Evaluation of dietary intake
Measurements of energy
Body composition
Nutrients and non-nutrients
Principles, amino acids and proteins
Dietary fibre
Alcohol as a nutrient
Plant secondary metabolites and herbs
Water, electrolytes, minerals and trace elements
Non-nutritive components of food
Agricultural chemicals in the food chain
Drugs and nutrition
Eating, digestion and metabolism
Smell and taste
Intake and satiety
The gastrointestinal tract and food availability
Carbohydrate digestion and absorption
Protein absorption
Lipid absorption
Foetal and placental nutrition
Thermodynamics and metabolism
Cytochrome P450
Free radicals
Carbohydrate metabolism
Lipid metabolism
Cholesterol and lipoproteins
Amino acid metabolism
Amino acid neurotransmitters
Organ metabolic fuel selection
Special nutritional requirements and conditions
Pregnancy, lactation and weaning
Childhood and youth; middle age and old age
Nutrition in outer space
Dietary deficiency
Nutrition in the aetiology of disease